Being a port city surrounded by dense forest, Nagoya contains several alluring neighborhoods and places to stay. The best thing about choosing where to stay in Nagoya is that the city is easy to navigate, and a staying in one district will not hinder sightseeing excursions. The port district of Minato Ward offers sunny, sea views as well as proximity to the Port of Nagoya, a trendy hotspot with shops, restaurants and Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium. On the other hand, Nishi Ward puts visitors next to Nagoya Castle. Other neighborhoods, like Naka Ward, are havens for shopaholics.
A major thoroughfare and port city in central Japan, Nagoya has long been a hub for some of the country’s most important and interesting history. As such, things to do in Nagoya are as diverse as the city itself. Two can’t-miss attractions are the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology and Nagoya TV Tower, made famous by one of Japan’s most famous celebrities – Godzilla!
Downtown Nagoya is loaded with trendy shops, shopping malls and quirky merchandise. The best thing about shopping in Nagoya is that most hot spots and can’t-miss stores are located in city center within walking distance of one another. Visitors looking forward to a grand shopping spree will be pleasantly surprised to find top shopping spots in Osu Shopping District and neighboring Sakae. Just 15 minutes away, Noritake Museum and Craft Center deserves a shopping day of its own.